Whats your "go-to" TIM ?

Go-To Thermal Paste

  • Arctic Silver AS-5

    Votes: 8 13.1%
  • Arctic Silver Ceramique

    Votes: 3 4.9%
  • Arctic MX-2

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • Arctic MX-4

    Votes: 20 32.8%
  • Deepcool Z5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Noctua NT-H1

    Votes: 9 14.8%
  • Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut

    Votes: 19 31.1%
  • Corsair TM30

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Corsair XTM50

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Official Forum Curmudgeon
Oct 29, 2000
I really like the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.

I have found that it is near impossible to get a bad mount with it,even if you spread it on too thick.

Only downside is that it is messy. It is a thicker, more gooey consistency which easily clings to whatever you are using to apply it and then strings of it drip where you don't want it. At least during the cooler Massachusetts wintertime indoor temperatures. Thermostats are set to heat to anywhere from 62F to 66F depending on the time of day. Maybe this is less of a problem at summer temperatures.


Limp Gawd
Oct 10, 2017
I use Phanteks paste since it was cheapest at the time I needed to buy some.


Apr 21, 2018
I used to use the AS5 its tougher to spread, technically is a worse performance (marginally) has a burnin time and the most important I ran out of the giant tube I've had for 5 years :D.
I've since moved to the mx-4 for the minutely better results in much quicker cure time.

Its still a solid paste there are just better options for the same price nowadays IMO.
I like the Grizzly for the best performance, but I hate working with the stuff.